SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA

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The Union for Entertainment and Media Professionals.


Defining Our Future
Nov 12 • 42 min
Every two years, hundreds of delegates gather at the SAG-AFTRA Convention to help chart the union’s future. In this episode, hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White give us a behind the scenes look at the…
Navigating and Negotiating Intimacy
Oct 29 • 42 min
Exploring the vital role of intimacy coordinators as on-set liaisons between performers and film and TV productions. Intimacy Professionals Association founder Amanda Blumenthal and Alicia Rodis, a founding partner of Intimacy Directors International,…
Background Actors Step Forward
Oct 15 • 40 min
We go behind the scenes with Central Casting and the professionals who work background. Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender and members Linda Harcharic of the Background Actors and Education Committee and Avis Boone of the SAG-AFTRA New York Background…
Stacking Auditions in Your Favor
Oct 1 • 30 min
With the rise of self-taped auditions, the casting process has undergone its share of changes. Introduced by President Gabrielle Carteris, this episode features highlights from the Audition Strategy and Job Clarity panel. Richard Fancy moderates this…
Lily Tomlin in Her Own Words
Sep 17 • 24 min
In this installment of our interview series Actor-to-Actor, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris talks with the inimitable Lily Tomlin, recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and star of Grace and Frankie – Netflix’s longest running…
A Historic Win for Labor in Missouri
Sep 3 • 28 min
Defeating “Right to Work” in Missouri was a huge win for the Labor movement, thanks in part to efforts by SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Local Executive Director Maureen O’Brien and SAG-AFTRA Right to Work Committee Chair Ric Reitz give a firsthand…
From the Other Side of the Dial
Aug 20 • 36 min
The voices we hear on the airwaves are an integral part of our daily routines. Two of the best in the business, Gary Bryan and Deborah Howell, join SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White to sound off on their intriguing paths to success in…
What Happens Behind the Voices
Aug 6 • 38 min
You’ve heard their voices, now hear their stories. Take a deep dive into the voice acting craft with performers Dee Baker Bradley and Sarah Elmaleh. Learn how they got into the business, the secret to their success, and how they protect their voices and…
How SAGindie Connects Actors and Filmmakers
Jul 23 • 29 min
Just because a film is low budget doesn’t mean it can’t feature top talent. SAGindie Executive Director Darrien Michele Gipson explains how SAGindie promotes kinship between pro actors and indie filmmakers, and supports on- and off-screen diversity and…
How the New Commercials Contracts Change the Game
Jul 9 • 40 min
Flexible. Innovative. Groundbreaking. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White talk to three people instrumental to the negotiations: Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez, Executive Director of Commercials and…
Disruption in Entertainment, Part 2: The Future of Content
Jun 25 • 28 min
The benefits and dangers of new media companies overseeing our viewing behavior, the evolution of advertising and America’s status in global film and TV markets. SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White explores these topics with Jeffrey Cole,…
Disruption in Entertainment, Part 1: Threats and Opportunities
Jun 24 • 32 min
The rise of companies such as Netflix and Amazon have turned the entertainment business upside down. With this disruption comes opportunities and threats for performers. SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White talks to Jeff Cole, a professor and…
Actor-to-Actor with Alan Alda
May 28 • 47 min
In this first podcast presentation of SAG-AFTRA’s long-running Actor-to-Actor interview series, President Gabrielle Carteris talks with the legendary performer and SAG Life Achievement honoree Alan Alda about his career, improving communication and his…
CES Unplugged — Where Technology is Going
May 14 • 45 min
A.I., holograms, augmented reality — what does it mean for performers? Join us as we investigate the massive CES tech show and interview CTA Senior Vice President Michael Petricone. Then COO and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland joins cohosts…
How NextGen Empowers Performers
Apr 30 • 28 min
SAG-AFTRA NextGen Performers Sub-committees (NGP) are dedicated to giving younger members the tools needed to succeed in an ever-changing industry. Los Angeles co-chairs Ben Whitehair and Aubrey Mozino talk with hosts President Gabrielle Carteris and…
A Life in Music
Apr 16 • 38 min
Veteran singer-songwriter Dan Navarro shares his music and his insights. Dan is also a musician, voice actor and SAG-AFTRA’s Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David…
Who Controls Your Digital Rights? From Deepfakes to Resurrecting the Dead.
Apr 2 • 27 min
“Deepfakes” place a performer’s face on someone else’s body and AI can replicate their images and voices. Join SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White in conversation with Rebecca Damon, SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice…
Bang! Zoom! Pow! Inside the Dangerous World of Stunt Performers
Mar 19 • 38 min
Demystifying the thrilling and often dangerous world of stunts, veteran stunt performer and SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin and Chair of the National Stunt Committee Cort Hessle join Gabrielle and David to share their…
Sexual Harassment: Have We Reached a Turning Point?
Mar 5 • 33 min
Actor Chantal Cousineau talks about her personal experience with harassment and how that inspired her to action including giving testimony before the California Senate. Join the hosts and their guest in an insightful conversation about effecting real…
Social Media Superstars on the Future of Entertainment
Feb 19 • 50 min
Amanda Cerny and DeStorm Power have over 48 million social media followers. They’re co-founders of Zeus — a VOD service that produces original content. SAG-AFTRA recently inked an agreement with Zeus to provide coverage for content and a path to…
The Attack on the Free Press
Feb 5 • 59 min
The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, but recent incidents such as the murder of journalists in Annapolis and death threats against reporters at political rallies, have shaken the foundations of the Fourth Estate. NPR’s Nina Totenberg and…
A Real-Life Telenovela Drama
Feb 5 • 36 min
In 2017, SAG-AFTRA approved the first-ever agreement with Telemundo Television Studios to cover Spanish-language television performers. This is the true, inside story of how that historic agreement came to be. Telenovela stars Pablo Azar and Katie Barberi…
Making the Revolution
Jan 7 • 10 min
Welcome to the SAG-AFTRA podcast, hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White. Each episode features in-depth interviews, industry insights, and compelling stories that affect members of the largest media union in…